Welcome to week three of #FootballFriday! We've already met Carson McClain and Dallas Cole. This week, we are going to meet All Lined Up's best friend, BFF, biffle, Stella Santos!
If you've been following Cora Carmack's Twitter or Facebook posts, every week leading up to All Lined Up's release, she will be giving away a signed ARC. WUT, WUT. I know! So, make sure you stick around for the entire post for your chance to enter to win!
Without further ado, I present to you, Stella Santos, aka the life of the party! ;p
About the book:
Rusk University, #1)
Author: Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Expected publication: May 13, 2014
Age group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cora Carmack follows up her trio of hits—Losing It, Faking It, and Finding It—with this thrilling first novel in an explosive series bursting with the Texas flavor, edge, and steamy romance of Friday Night Lights.
In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.
Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.
But life doesn’t always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.
Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It’s obliterated.
Dallas doesn’t know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn’t know that Dallas is his new coach’s daughter.
And neither of them know how to walk away from the attraction they feel.
Read the first three chapters here.
Stella's first line: "We're in college now," she says. "Bad ideas are the goal."
Dallas's description of Stella: Stella skips off ahead of me, and I have to mentally remind myself not to drag my heels. I love the girl, and she is my best friend in the entire world, but I honestly don't have any clue how. She is outgoing, and I (frequently) prefer the company of books to people. Or movies to people. Anything over people, really. I'm easily self-conscious, even more easily irritated, and she blows through the front door of that frat house like we're seniors instead of lowly freshmen.
And perhaps our biggest divide...
Stella loves football.
I'm talking majorly fanatic groupie. She goes to games and watches it on TV and reads the blogs and follows a bazillion players on Twitter. I'm convinced that if she weren't a five-foot-tall little Asian pixie that she would be out there playing herself. Hell, maybe one day she will be. She's a force to be reckoned with.
A few of my favorite Stella lines:
My songs for Stella:
There's this scene from All Lined Up...
A new song starts, one that's been blowing up the radio, and the dancers crowded in the living room let out a cheer. Stella does, too. And as we head for the archway that opens up into the kitchen, she throws out a hand and belts the words. I bump her hip and open my mouth to sing along, but no sound comes out.
Stella's just so much fun!
So, what do you think of Stella Santos? Here's what Cora had to say:
Stella is confident and bold and knows exactly who she is. She's always challenging Dallas to loosen up and have some fun, something she's very good at having. She's funny, and she'll say whatever she's thinking because she could care less what others think.
Next week, come back as we dish it out on two verra sexy RU football players, Levi and Silas! Woot, woot! You don't want to miss it, for really reals! Get ready to drop those panties! ;p
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Make sure you guys stop by the #Carmcats's #FootballFriday posts and read all about what they think of Stella!
- Amber at Grown Up Fangirl
- Ethan at One Guy's Guide to Good Reads
- Krista at Krista's Dust Jacket
- Kim at kimberlyfaye reads
- Kaitlan at Between Order and Randomness
- Andy at Owl Always Be Reading
- Cora Carmack's master post
And because #FootballFriday was originally about sexy football players (and the occasional hot coach ;p)...